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Kununurra

by on Aug.20, 2019, under Life, Photography

Kununurra is in far northern Western Australia located at the eastern extremity of the Kimberley Region approximately 40 kilometres from the border with the Northern Territory

Lily Lagoon

Lily Lagoon

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/200 sec at f/5.6, ISO 64 x 4 Frames

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

We were back staying at the caravan park next to Lily Lagoon

For sunset we headed to nearby Kelly’s Knob to enjoy the view, and sunset

Kelly’s Knob

Kelly's Knob

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 33 mm, 1/40 sec at f/5.6, ISO 320

After sunset we headed back to the park and I wandered back down to the lagoon for a few quick twilight shots over the water

Focus stacked this shot for this very nice result

The Sleeping Buddha

The Sleeping Buddha

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 51 mm, 20 sec at f/5.6, ISO 200

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Leaving Argyle

by on Aug.19, 2019, under Life, Photography

Well after a brief stay at Lake Argyle we were leaving and heading to nearby Kununurra where we’d be staying for three nights for a little stability and rest 🙂

Leaving Argyle

Leaving Argyle

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/30 sec at f/5, ISO 100

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Argyle Valley

Argyle Valley

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/40 sec at f/5, ISO 100 x 3 Frames

Argyle Boab

Argyle Boab

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/40 sec at f/5, ISO 100

 

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Lake to Ord

by on Aug.19, 2019, under Life, Photography

Already a few weeks into our trip I rose early to shoot my first sunrise session

Normally I’d be on location for a sunrise shoot up to 60 minutes before sunrise. However as I knew I was going to be doing a drone shoot I planned to arrive around sunrise itself. Otherwise it would likely be too dark (and contrasty) for the drone

So I have a series of 180˚ panoramic images for you today

Lake to Ord

Lake to Ord

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/240 sec at f/5, ISO 100 x 21 Frames

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

The view of this massive lake under glorious early morning light is pretty magical

Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/320 sec at f/5, ISO 100 x 21 Frames

Lake Argyle is Western Australia’s largest and Australia’s second largest freshwater man-made reservoir

At maximum flood level, Lake Argyle would hold 35,000 gigalitres of water and cover a surface area of 2,072 square kilometres

Ord

Ord

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/400 sec at f/5, ISO 100 x 21 Frames

Damned

Damned

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/320 sec at f/5, ISO 100 x 3 Frames

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Low Light

by on Aug.18, 2019, under Life, Photography

With sunset on the way I headed back out to the road which leads into Lake Argyle to shoot it in wonderful late afternoon light

I chose this valley where the road comes in with the small gap where the lake peeks through

Peeking Lake

Peeking Lake

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/60 sec at f/5, ISO 100

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Many people probably have an expectation that the remote outback of the Kimberley and the Pilbara is deserted, bland, colourless and somewhat lifeless

Nothing could be further from the truth

As can be seen in these images the area is filled with natural colour. From the deep red earth to the bright yellows of the grasses to the varied greens of the trees

Locked

Locked

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/20 sec at f/5, ISO 400

The above is actually a look down on the gap between the lake and the valley in the previous image

Low Light

Low Light

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/60 sec at f/5, ISO 100

Having the drone has been very liberating for the photography on this trip. I’ve been able to get compositions and views I could only have dreamed of on my previous trip four years ago

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Argyle Angles

by on Aug.18, 2019, under Life, Photography

We’d crossed the border from the Northern Territory into Western Australia. Next stop was a stay at nearby Lake Argyle

Argyle Angles

Argyle Angles

NIKON Z 7 + NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/4 S @ 70 mm, 1/100 sec at f/8, ISO 64

I’d intended on staying two nights (and doing some photography here in this photogenic location). However the only park here was very full and we were only able to snag some unpowered sites. As such we’d only be here the one night

Ord Dam

Ord Dam

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/400 sec at f/5, ISO 100

Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.

Ord River

Ord River

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/240 sec at f/5, ISO 100

Above the Dam

Above the Dam

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/320 sec at f/5, ISO 100

The Track

The Track

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/240 sec at f/5, ISO 100

and of course a little selfie with the lake

Lake Argyle

Lake Argyle

DJI Mavic 2 Pro L1D-20c + 28.0 mm f/2.8 @ 10.26 mm, 1/320 sec at f/5, ISO 100

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